Re: mouse & keyboard probs under X [WAS: usb mouse problems: etch/gnome/metacity]
On Thu, 2008-01-03 at 12:41 +0000, michael wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-01-02 at 21:36 -0600, Adam Porter wrote:
> > cs wrote:
> > > actually after using KDE for an hour today, the keyboard froze too...
> > > playing with the control centre somehow reset it such that keyboard
> > > started accepting USB input again
> > >
> > > it seems (under Gnome) openning many more application windows (that have
> > > not been previously openned?) somehow resets it so keyboard started
> > > accepting input again
> > >
> > > any ideas??! or ways to narrow this down?
> > grep through your /var/logs for USB-related messages. Maybe something is
> > going on. I have a PS/2 keyboard but my USB mouse is fine. Once in a
> > while my USB hard disk will bork itself and, because of LVM, I'll have to
> > reboot to fix it. Sometimes my SanDisk USB memory card reader will mess up
> > too. I often wonder if it's something to do with the USB controllers on my
> > motherboard (which is pretty old).
> I'd already checked and there was nothing USB related in syslog,
> Xorg.*.log etc.
> However, commenting out this line in xorg.conf:
> Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
> seems to have helped (so far!)
> > If that doesn't turn anything up, I'd suggest trying a different USB
> > keyboard, and a PS/2 one if possible.
> > If that doesn't help, I'd suggest seeing a psychiatrist; perhaps your
> > original theory of your slowly going mad is correct. ;)
> I'll post an update to the list once I'm sure the above line makes a
> diff or not
Okay, I spoke too soon :(
The mouse just ''froze'' on me again (as in I could move it but clicking
did nothing) - had to ALT-TAB (to 'nothing' then again to get current